Building & Safety


Beginning April 1, 2024, the Community Development Department will fully transition to paperless and all applications will need to be submitted online through our customer service self portal. All building permit applications are now available online by visiting the City's website at 

Apply for a Permit

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Request an Inspection

Permits PRIOR TO April 18, 2022Call 949-425-2545
Permits AFTER April 18, 2022Request Online

Daily Inspection Schedule 

Permits PRIOR TO April 18, 2022Click here
Permits AFTER April 18, 2022Click here

Inspections are held Monday through Friday (including closed Fridays).
AM (8am - noon); PM (noon - 3:30pm)


How to schedule an inspection online:

Inspections scheduled before 4pm will be scheduled for the next business day unless otherwise specified.  (NOTE: Scheduled inspections cannot be canceled online. Please contact the Building Department at 949-425-2540 to cancel the inspection between 7:30am to 8:30am)

  1. Log-in to the Customer Self-Service (CSS) Portal.
  2. Go to your Dashboard.
  3. Search for the permit by clicking on the Active or My Work cards.
  4. Click on Available Actions to schedule your inspection. 
  5. Inspections must be scheduled for each permit type (i.e. Building, Mechanical, Electrical and/or Plumbing).


Construction Hours

Monday - Friday7am - 8pm
Saturday8am - 8pm
Sundays & Federal HolidaysNot Allowed

Contact the City’s waste hauler, CR&R, for construction/demolition waste removal at 800-826-9677.

Links to Outside Permitting Agencies

Building Design Requirements

Climate Zone6
Rain Fall2" per hour
Seismic ZoneD and E
Wind ExposureC
Wind Speed110 MP

Building Codes

  • 2022 California (CA) Building Code
  • 2022 CA Electrical Code
  • 2022 CA Energy Code
  • 2022 CA Green Building Standards Code
  • 2022 CA Mechanical Code
  • 2022 CA Plumbing Code
  • 2022 CA Residential Code
  • Aliso Viejo Municipal Code
  • New 2024 California Mandate
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